Category Archives: History

Review: Our America – The Pilgrim Adventure

You may remember my review of Funtastic Unit Studies: Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Teachers. From the same fantastic author, Susan Kilbride, comes the Our America series. Our America is a series of books for kids to help them … Continue reading

Review: The Dragon and the Raven

As part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, we received a copy of the audio drama The Dragon and the Raven by Heirloom Audio Productions. The Dragon and the Raven is a book by G.A. Henty, considered by many to be … Continue reading

Curriculum Updates

I’m pretty sure that I mentioned at some point that we were switching things up with our curriculum. Gotta love asynchronous learners – right when you have them pegged, they make a huge leap forward in some way. Boobear is … Continue reading

First Grade – Week 4

Week four has been a lot of fun. We read and narrated from 50 Famous Stories Retold, Child’s History of the World, and the Burgess Bird Book. We covered our basics and added back in Learning through Sounds. While I … Continue reading

First Grade – Week 3

Okay, I’ll admit it – we’re behind. While the basics are getting done every day, the extras aren’t always. This is why having a loop schedule makes me very happy (and not dating the planner! Argh, no dates!) You can … Continue reading

Review: Writing Through Ancient History Level 1 Manuscript by Brookdale House

As I’ve mentioned before, I really like using Charlotte Mason methods in our homeschool. Boobear responds well to them and I find it easy to implement. (Now, that in no way means it’s easy! Just easy for me to use.) … Continue reading

First Grade – Week 2

Well, we finally have finished what I’m satisfied with calling week two. Yes, it took a while and it was spread out, but we had good reason! And we did some things that counted as “school” over the time period. … Continue reading

1st Grade Curriculum – 2015-2016

Would somebody please explain to me how on earth Boobear is in the first grade? Well, on paper anyway. I don’t really believe in grade levels. I believe in ability. So on paper he’s in first grade. In reality…well, it … Continue reading

Review: Famous Men of Rome

I’ve always been fascinated with history and the Roman Empire is no exception. So when I was offered the chance to review Famous Men of Rome from Memoria Press, I jumped at it! Boobear is too young, but I was … Continue reading